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After bombshell Weinstein revelations, many ask, 'Why now'?

CORRECTS FROM SUSPENDED TO INDEFINITE LEAVE - FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Weinstein is on indefinite leave from his film company pending an internal investigation into sexual harassment claims leveled against the Oscar winner. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
October 07, 2017 - 9:53 AM

NEW YORK - Gretchen Carlson says courage can be contagious, and that is one reason sexual harassment allegations against film mogul Harvey Weinstein came to light this week.

Carlson's allegations of harassment against former Fox CEO Roger Ailes led to his downfall, and the numerous accusations levelled against Weinstein have many wondering if his Hollywood career is over. It has also prompted many to wonder why now, especially since tales of Weinstein's behaviour have circulated for years.

Carlson and others says a shift is happening, slowly, and women are deciding it's worth it to speak out when mistreated by powerful men.

Weinstein, meanwhile, is on indefinite leave from his company pending an independent investigation into the harassment claims detailed in The New York Times.

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